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car a real life road test. california's governor has approved legislation to allow google to use the prototype cars on public streets, in traffic. and if things go well, you will see a lot more of these driverless cars. >> we have been testing, of course, on the streets with our engineers. we're trying to allow a broader subset of our employees to test them in the near future, within the year. and i would hope that people can more broadly utilize this technology within several years after that. >> there is a catch to the new law. the car must have a human passenger in it who can quickly take over in case something goes wrong. thank you for joining me today. i'm carol costello. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >> thank you very much. hi, everybody. it's 11:00 on the east coast. 8:00 in the morning on the west coast. let's begin with this. the biggest soapbox on earth.
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at this hour the lectern at the u.n. general assembly will belong to one of the world's most device sieve leaders. the brez of ghana. the person i'm peeking of none other than mahmoud amadinejad. you've heard of him. he's about to make his final address as the president of iran. it is not going to be standing room only, especially since the u.s. delegation has just decided that it's going to boycott the whole process. not walk out, don't even walk in in the first place. here is the explanation that the u.s. delegation gave us. i'm going to read verbatim. spokeswoman erin pelton says, i quote, mr. amadinejad once again uses his trip of the u.n. not to address the legitimate aspirations of the iranian people but to spout paranoid theories and repulsive slurs against israel. does not seem to be much need to
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read between any of those lines. in the past years western and israeli envoys have decided to come in but then do this, walk right out again once amadinejad speaks. this was the scene in 2009. there they go. up and out. then in 2010 it was the same thing all over. ear phones off, pages folded, collect your stuff. there goes the u.s. they weren't the only ones. a whole bunch of delegations followed them up and out as well. so last year, repeat. you could call it the threepete. looks almost the same but for a couple of other people involved. there go the other delegations too. so we've had three in a row of the walk-outs. before that we've had the boycotts. today the united states will look a lot like france and these other empty seats, and germany. jill dougherty is an expert on this. she's walking today's action as well. jill, i suppose the question would be what is this all about?
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does it seem a bit silly? is there a difference between going in in the first place and walking out or just boycotting it altogether? >> not really. i mean, it is, i suppose, a step stronger diplomatically, but the message is there, that they feel that mr. amadinejad speaks about things like israel and really goes over the top. i mean, he has made some pretty outrageous comments over the years and, you know, today could be another one. it's always interesting what is going to -- what he is going to say. but you know, ashleigh, i think we have to look beyond the bluster. we really have to look at this man in terms of his economy, which is in very, very serious trouble. so he can bluster, he can threaten. of course a big issue is his nuclear program, etc. but in the end he's a man in trouble. he's going to be out of office in june. right now he has high unemployment, high inflation because of sanctions.
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they can't sell their oil very well. there are a lot of problems on his plate. >> this may be his swan song, but what do you expect will be his main mission at that lectern today? fire and brim stone to make people back home happy or maybe a legacy among all of these world leaders? a legacy among the u.n.? >> you know, i think actually it could be that legacy because after all he thinks of himself as a world states man and a leader of the country. he is a leader for the nonaligned nations. he thinks of himself as a leader of those people, those countries. his message is the united states is oppressing the world. it is, you know, an imperial list country and i, the leader of iran, am leading the charge against imperialism. so i think you're going to hear a lot of that. now in line with that he will often go over the top in terms of attacking israel, talking
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about, you know, the term things the united states does, but i do think we might -- you know, we might get him trying to make his mark in history. >> i want to ask you, maybe we can switch to some pictures outside the u.n., because as was not unexpected, jill, here are the protests that typically follow this leader throughout new york in fact. there have been protests outside of his hotel. who are's a live protest outside the u.n. various different groups. a lot of iranian americans. i'm following live pictures inside the u.n. he's taken the chair beside the lectern. it will be interesting to watch to see if any other delegations walk out. maybe others have joined the united nations in boycotting to start with. jill, there have been some conciliatory things that have been said by the leader. i'll get to that in a moment. let's listen in as he takes to the stage.
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>> translator: in the name of god, the compassionate, the mist citiful, the lord of the worlds and may peace and blessings be upon the greatest prophet. he has chosen companions and all the messengers. oh, god, hasten the message of your chosen beloved. grant him good health and victory. make us his best companions and all those who attest to his ritefulness. mr. president, exlen sis, ladies and gentlemen. i thank the almighty god for having once more the chance to participate in this meeting. we have gathered here to ponder and work together for building a better life for the entire human community and for our nations. coming from iran, the land of glory and beauty, the land of
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knowledge, culture, wisdom, and morality. the cradle of philosophy and mysticism. the land of compassion and light. the land of scientists, the scholars, philosophers, masters of literature and writers. the land of the center, molana, attar, hyam and shariar. i represent a great and proud nation that is a founder of human civilization and an inheritor of respected universal values. i represent a conscious nation which is dedicated to the cause of freedom and peace and compassion, a nation that has experienced the agony and bitter times of the aggression and in post war and profoundly values the blessings of peace and
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civility. i am now here for the eighth time in the eighth year of my service to my normal people in this assembly of sisters and brothers from across the world to show to the world that my nomination has a global vision and welcomes any effort intended to provide and promote peace, stability, and tranquility which can only be realized through harmony, cooperation and joint management of the world. i am here to voice the divine and humanitarian message of learned men and women of my
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country, to you and to the whole world, a message that iran's great orator and poet adime presented to humanity in his eternal two-line poetry. human beings are members of a whole in creation of one essence and soul. if one member is afflicted with pain, other members unable to remain. i have talked in the past seven years about the current challenges, solutions, and prospects of the future world. and today i want to raise and discuss such issues from different perspectives. thousands of years have passed since children of adam. peace be upon him. it's time to settle down in various parts of earth.
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peoples of different colors, inclination, languages, customs and traditions pursue persistently to fulfill their aspirations, to build a novel society for a more beautiful life blessed with lasting peace, security and happiness. despite all efforts made by people and justice seekers and the sufferings and pains endured by masses of people in the quest to achieve happiness and victory, the history of man kind except in rare cases his mark leave unfulfilled dreams and failing urs. imagine for a moment had there been no distrust, malicious behaviors and dictatorships with no one violating the rights of others. had humanitarian values been viewed as the criterion for social dignity in place of
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affluence and consumerism, had humanity not experienced the dark age of many evil periods and centers of power not hindered the flourishing of knowledge and constructive sorts, had the wars of crusade ended two periods of slavery and colonialism not happened and had the inheritors of these dark periods followed a course of humanitarian principles, had the first and second wars in europe, korea, africa, latin america and the balkans not happened and if instead of the occupation of palestine and imposition of a safe government, displacement and genocide of millions of people around the globe, the truth behind these wars had been revealed based on justice. had saddam hussein not invaded
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iran and had the big power supported the rights of iranian people instead of siding with saddam, if the tragic incidents of september 11th and the millions that were killed and homeless not happened and instead of killing and throwing the culprit into the sea without trial or without informing the world and the people of america an independent fact finding team had been formed to make the general public aware of the truth behind the incident and to prepare to bring him to justice their perpetrators, had extremism or terrorism not been used to secure political goals, had the arms been turned into pens and military expenditures been used to promote well-being among nations, had the drum of ethnic religious orational
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conflicts not been beaten and if differences had not been used for the purpose of advancing political agendas, had the right to criticize the policies and actions of the world zionism been recognized to allow the world media to freely report and shed light on realities instead of taking deceitful gestures of freedom bent on defending the mouths of human beings and divine messengers who as the purest and most compassionate human beings are the gift of almighty to humanity. had the security council not been under the domination of a limited number of governments thus disabling the united nations to carry out its responsibilities on a just and equitable basis, if the international economic
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institutions had not been under pressure and been allowed to perform functions by using their expertise based on fairness and justice, had the world capitalists not weak end or victim miezed them in order to make up for their own mistake, if integrity and honesty have not prevailed on the international relations and all nations and governments will treat it equally and justly to build and expand happiness for the entire man kind and if other unfavorable situations had not occurred in human lives, imagine how beautiful and pleasant our lives and how lovely the history of mankind would have been. let us take a look at the world situation today. a, the economic situation.
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poverty is on the rise and the gap is widening between the rich and the poor. 18 million industry countries have exceeded 6 trillion dollars whilst half of this amount is sufficient to eradicate poverty in the world. iran is dependent on consumer rimp and they always serve the interests of limited number of countries. creation of worldless assets by using influence and control over the world's economic centers is which is the greatest amount of abuse and is considered a major contributor to global economic crisis. it has been reported that only 33 papers were printed by one government alone. development planning, based on
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the economy that runs in a vicious circle triggers unhealthy and devastating competitions and it is a fatal practice. b, the situation. from the standpoint of the politicians who control the world power centers, such as moral principles, purity, honesty, integrity, compassion and self-sacrifice are rejected as defunct and outdated notions and an impediment to the accomplishment of the goals. they openly talk about their disbelief in the relevance of ethics to the political and social affairs. an envisionist culture after centuries old nations, the common denominator reflecting human profound feeling and love towards beauty and the force which breathes diversity, cultural awareness and social
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dynamicness are under attack and susceptible to extingion. the socialized entity has been imposed on nations by organize the and systematic destruction and accumulation of identities. the novelest institution of societies and a center emanating love and humanity has been seriously weakened and it is under decline. personality as a heavenly being and manifestation of devine image and beauty and the main pillar of every society has been damaged and abused by the powerful and the wealthy. we have become frustrated and the essence of human kind humiliated and suppressed. c, political situations. the unilaterallism. application of double standards and imposition of war and stability and occupation to ensure economic interest and
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expand on all the sensitive centers of the world have served to be the order of the day. our slaves and intimidation by nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction have become pref va rent. testing new generations of ultra modern weaponry and the threat to disclose this until due time is now being used as a new language of threats against nations to coerce them into accepting a new era. continued threats by the uncivilized zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. a state of mistrust has cast its shadow on the international relations whilst there is no process or just authority to help resolve world conflicts. no one feels secure or safe even
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those who have a stockpile thousands of atomic bombs and other arms in their arsenals. d, the environmental situation. the environment and commonwealth and heritage of the entire human kind. this has been damaged and demonstrated as a result of irresponsible and excessive use of resources particularly by capitalists across the world. a situation that has caused massive draw tought, flood and pollution. it jeopardizes seriously human life. this advances scientific knowledge and technology the aspirations of adam's children have not yet been fulfilled. does anybody believe that continuation of the current order is capable of doing unhappiness for the human society? today everyone is discontent and disappointed with the current
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international order. dear colleagues, human beings do not deserve to be under continued suffering of the present situation. god are with them and compassion who loves all human beings. he has ordered humans as the supreme creator to make the best and most beautiful life on earth along with justice, love, and dignity. we must, therefore, think of a solution hompt is responsible for all the suffering and failures. some people try to justify that everything is normal and is a reflection of the will putting the blame on nations as responsible for all prevalent vices and evils. they are of the opinion that it's the nation that succumb to discrimination and tyranny. it is a nion that sur rend ders to dictatorship and greed. it is the nation that accepts
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the arrogance and fashionist powers. it is the nation that are influenced by the powers and most all vices in our world are the result of the passive attitude with the inclination to live under the supremacy of the world powers. these are the arguments raised by those who tend to blame nations for the unfavorable conditions prevailing in the world with the intention to justify the attitudes and disruptive behaviors of the ruling minority. these claims supposedly authentic cannot in any way justify continuation of the present oppressive international order. indeed, poverty is imposed on nations and powers and ambitions and goals are pursued either through deceit or resort to force. to justify their inhuman actions
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they propagate the theory based on the survival of the fittest. while in principle most governments and nations of people are humble and submissive in the faith of right and are after fostering dignity and constructive interaction. masses of people never ones wanted to expnd their territories nor do they seek to obtain legendary wealth. they have no disputes among themselves in principle and have never played a role in the creation of any disasters in the course of history. i do not believe that muslims, christians, jews, hindus, buddhists and others have any problems among themselves or are hostile against each other. they get along together constantly and live together in an atmosphere of peace and
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amnesty. they are all devoted to the cause of justice, peace and love. 9 general tendency of nations has always been to get common aspirations reflecting in divine human beauties andbili nobiliti. the current abysmal situation of the world -- >> well, the president of iran certainly has a whole lot of blame for a whole lot of other countries other than his own, specifically those zionists who he always calls the uncivilized za owe nists and the nations with arrogance blaming the world's problems like the environment and double standards and the cultural standards in poverty on many capital nations in the world. jill dougherty is still with us from the state department. this is not what i was expecting. there's always time for him to turn and get ornery, jill. i was expecting something much
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quicker, a lot more strident language off the bat. >> you know, ashley, it's not over yet. so he could still do that. i think, again, we're looking at a man who wants to depict iran, which is a great country, persia, and himself as a great man, a great leader who sees the world the way it is, which is controlled by he didn't say it but the united states, you mentioned, hejomonic powers, and everything is rigged against the lower countries of the world who are striving to get out from under the bottom of this. and it also plays into his interpretation of why iran should have at least the capability of having nuclear power. he wouldn't say necessarily nuclear weapons but nuclear power because, after all, the big countries do it. sometimes that type of message, you know, the big guys can do it, why can't we, does resonate with some countries.
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but you'd have to say that so far we haven't heard very much of anything. it's the typical thing, i think there is only one reference, one or two to zionism. but it's blame, blame, blame. as i said, this is a man who has to blame. otherwise, he is in trouble domestically with his economy. >> well, jill, if he is trying to give a message of a statesman, he has a lot of ears. so far by our count, i have to admit, we're not controlling the cameras, the u.n. is, it was the u.s. and israel that didn't even walk in. countries like russia, the palestinian delegation, the u.k., iraq, egypt, libya all seated and listening to the president's speech. if you could stand by and keep an ear on things. get up to speed if things take the turn that we were talking about. i would sure appreciate it. if you want to continue to watch this speech live you can do so on the internet. go to live.cnn.com and when we come back, a whole lot more on
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all the world knows that one of amadinejad's targets is israel. war of words between amadinejad and benjamin netanyahu has been at a fever pitch lately with prime minister netanyahu warning that if the international community, you can read united states, doesn't do more to stop iran's suspected attempt to produce nuclear weapons, well, israel will be forced to act unilaterally. but the critics, including those in israel as well, believe it or not, their raising a very touchy issue of israel's nuclear program. and they're asking the same question that the leader of iran just said at the lectern at the u.n., is there a double standard? he actually used the word double standard in front of the global community. let's consider the facts here. israel has long refused to
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confirm or deny that it actually has nuclear weapons although independent experts agree it does, indeed, have an arsenal. israel has refused to sign a nuclear nonproliferation treaty. iran has signed it, but critics say violate it all the time. israel has never allowed the atomic agency to inspect it. they have inspected iranian's sites. again, they say loads and loads of infractions. sarah sidner joining us live from jerusalem. as we watch what's going on in the global stage in new york at the u.n., you know, there are a lot of nations, not just iran, a lot of arab nations, a lot of muslim nations that are very critical of what they say is the double standard when they say what comes to nuclear weapons and israel. how does prime minister benjamin netanyahu answer this? how does he rationalize and justify his global position when
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it comes to nukes? >> well, look, one of the things that they said is they have this policy of opacity where they say they cannot confirm or deny whether or not they have them, but the big thing they say here is the level of threats that you hear from iran compared to what you hear from israel, they'll say we never threatened to annihilate anyone. we never threatened to wipe anyone off the face of the earth. we don't use that language and threaten people with nuclear action. if, indeed, we do have nuclear weapons, we don't threaten to use them. the other side of the argument obviously, ashleigh, coming from a small group of people, a disarmament group that believes there should be lesser amount of weapons, warn that there is a double standard. that's a threat to the neighbors to iran and israel. let's listen to how mr. netanyahu reacts to that claim
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of double standard. >> we don't call for anyone's annihilation. we don't foster terrorism. we don't threaten to obliterate countries with nuclear weapons, but we are threatened with all of these threats. >> so let me give you some idea of threats. now iran has never said that it was going to use nuclear weapons to annihilate israel, but what we did hear this month, for example, is from one of the commanders in the iran army, and basically he said that if israel were to strike iran, there would, quote, be nothing left of israel. those kinds of comments, israel says, are just completely to be believed and that they take them seriously and it's something you should never be able to say about an entire nation which is a very small place surrounded by what men perceive as enemies. >> sarah sidner live for us,
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thank you, in jerusalem. do appreciate that. one other point on this issue as well. according to am so of the analysts, the decision by the u.s. not to acknowledge or press israel on its nuclear program dates back to what's considered a secret agreement back in 1969 between then israeli prime minister golden mayer and then u.s. president richard nixon. we're going to continue to watch what's going on with amadinejad's speech at the u.n. you can continue to watch what's going on live.cnn.com. again, always time for the fire and brimstone to begin. evidence now that the crisis in syria is creeping closer and closer and more significantly into the capital of that nation. take a look. a fierce gun battle breaking out between the rebels and the government forces after these two large explosions rocked the army's headquarters in damascus.
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you do not often see giant billowing smoke like this in damascus. this attack is the second though on a military facility in that city in two days. iran's state-run press tv says that one of its correspondents covering the attack was killed by rebel sniper fire. the syrian government says that four of its guards were also killed and 14 other people were wounded. the rebel free syrian army for its part is claiming responsibility for this, but the government, as it always does, says they are terrorists. not opposition members or free syrian army, just terrorists. the opposition, by the way, is out with some brand null numbers. the casualty toll saying more than 30,000 people have been killed since the civil war broke out 18 months ago. my doctor told me calcium
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use them. cell phones. but we've always wondered, are they bad for us? are they doing damage to us? been more than 15 years since the fcc actually set the radiation exposure limit for safe cell phone use, but you know a lot can happen in 15 years. we can get two phones, three phones, iphones, all the rest. today the u.s. government accountability office is really urging the fcc to update those regulation, the safety issue. cnn's resident brain surgeon, i love t literally a brain surgeon. hi, sanjay. >> hi, ashleigh. how are you? >> good. i always worry. i spend so much time on two blackberries. are we still as safe as we thought we were? has anything changed? do kwee know more than we used to? >> i think we know a lot more than we did. we probably don't know enough. one thing to keep in mind, ashleigh, when we think about cell phone usage in this country, it's been in widespread
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use since the late '90s, mid '90s. it hasn't been that long. it's relevant because there's not enough time -- there hasn't been enough data to actually answer the question definitively about whether these phones can be harmful. so i think we're still collecting more and more information. >> and as we do that, phones get cheaper, plans get easier, family plans come out, we buy more phones for our kids, even our little ones. and that brings up a whole other subject matter, and that is kids who use phones. it's not the same as you and me. >> yeah. let me start off by explaining, when we're talking about cell phones we're talking about things like non-ionizing radiation. these are not ionizinionizing. that's the thing that comes out of x-rays. we know too much of that can be bad. with this, there's been more evidence of saying, look, non-ionizing radiation can change the brain in some ways, make it, for example, take up more glucose, so it's changing the brain. it's also causing heat and that's important as well.
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but it's over the time period, using the phone a lot, for many years, what is the consequence of that. the world health organization saying, we call it a possible carcinogen. when it comes to kids, ashleigh, it's funny to look at some of the safety testing, i advice i hadded one of these labs where they do the testing and it was surprisingly low tech. they use a model essentially of an adult male who has a thicker skull but kids have thinner skulls so they can pen know drat radiation more easily. they'll use phones their whole lives. we started using these phones as adults but the overall dosage will be much higher. >> not to mention the fact that, you know, the guy in that example was probably upwards of, you know, 200 pounds. >> that's right. >> my little guy, one of them is only 40 pounds. there's got to be a big difference there. >> that's right. >> let me ask you this. a lot of us have started to notice all of the different apps out there, whether it's for your ipad, whether it's for your phone, smartphone, that are kid friendly that can be informative, educational, read a story to them.
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but doesn't that bring with it a whole slew of other problems? >> well, you know, i have three small children as well so i think about this a lot. from a radiation standpoint solely, certainly, you know, if your device is on wi fi there will be less radiation there than if you're actually communicating with a cell tower. the best best is to turn the device into airplane mode if your kid is actually using the device for apps or to read something. in terms of impact on the brain overal overall, there's a lot more evidence looking at what happens to the brain in someone who's constantly using these devices. we know, for example, it's a lot harder for them to turn their brains off, so to speak. a lot harder to get to sleep. much harder to multi-task, to toggle between activities. we thought the brain was designed to do a lot of that. not so much when you actually look at these studies so making sure kids are only working on one particular thing at a time,
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perhaps, not doing it too close to bedtime. >> you know what, i didn't get into any time with the ipad reading you the story is time that mommy or daddy is not reading you the story. i wish you lived in my house because i have these questions every single day. >> and i could read to your kids for you. >> would you, sanjay? really. >> that would be great. >> i have a promise for you right here live on the tv. sanjay gupta, always good to see you. >> thank you, ashleigh. be sure to check out cnn cot com/ourmobilesociety from the good doctor and how mobile technology is really changing our kids, changing us, and changing our world. woman 1: this isn't just another election. we're voting for...
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all right. so, look, the swan song for mahmoud amadinejad. it was a mild speech. while we expected like every other year he'd blame us for 9/11 or something along those lines, that didn't happen. he wrapped it up with what might
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be potentially considered a states man's speech. how about that. who knew? nice to know though, isn't it? so navigating dangerous, somewhat dangerous, or dangerous sounding people like amadinejad can be a dangerous thing to do especially if you're trying to navigate somewhere around 200 world power brokers from communists to war lords. it could be some of the toughest jobs on the planet. it makes the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon very powerful and important and the only person our president decided to meet with formally while he was here at the u.n. yesterday. so in what is arguably the busiest week for arguably one of the most important men in the world, alina cho spent a whole lot of time. >> a couple of hours. >> i can't believe it. on the opening day of the u.n.ga you get this incredible access to this man. >> incredibly lucky.
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>> we were traveling in his convoy. we started at his residence at 7:30 in the morning. >> unbelievable. >> it was incredible access. i have to thank the secretary general's office for that. it was unprecedented. you know what the unga is like. it's so busy that the secretary general likens it to speed dating. >> speed dating? zblb his words. you know, he is a man that every world leader wants to meet and ban ki-moon is more than accommodating. such a nice man. he takes hundreds of meetings, thousands of hand shakes, and very little sleep during this period. as ashleigh mentioned, we were with the secretary general on the opening day of the u.n.ga. we got a glimpse at how this powerful man manages to do it all in nearly record time. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> so nice to see you. very early. >> reporter: it's just after 7:00 in the morning and we're at the home of u.n. second general ban ki-moon. >> i normally get up at 4:00, 4:306789 particularly during
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these days. >> especially on this day, the opening day of high level debates at the u.n. general assembly. >> they call the u.n.ga the super bowl of diplomacy. >> reporter: for ban ki-moon, it's the busiest time of the year. >> this week we have around 190 leaders above the level of foreign ministers, above the level of prime after more than 120. i'm going to meet most of them. >> how much pressure do you feel? >> of course, i am under a lot of pressure. >> so much so. >> i don't sleep more than four hours. i have 24 hours like everybody else. >> in this 24-hour period secretary general ban will meet with the leader of the free world. >> what will you say to president obama today? >> we need u.s. leadership, president obama's leadership and
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influence. you see how tight the security will be yourself. >> we're off to secretary general and our camera man in one car. we're behind him in what's called the blanket. >> post 500 from blanket. >> we quickly learn being the sg has its perks. minutes later we arrive at the united nations and the handshakes begin. once inside more handshakes in multiple languages. >> how many hands did you shake? >> hundred. >> the s.g.'s schedule is minute by minute. >> how do you read that? >> we can -- you have to have very fine glasses. >> a quick meeting with brazil's president and it's nearly time.
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>> deep breath. >> deep breath. >> time for secretary general ban to address the world's leaders on a world stage. >> good luck. >> i have to tell you, to be inside that chamber was pretty amaze, and with the secretary general no less. now, how does he manage to do it all? well, his advisors say that the secretary general has two quality that is really help him. number one, he has a photographic memory so he can look at that tiny little diary and commit his schedule to memory. that is incredibly helpful. ashley, the other quality that he apparently possesses incredibly helpful is that he has an amazing knack for names. 193 member states, you need to know names. he is -- >> they don't stay the same every year. >> no, they change. . he can spaek three languages. english, korean, and french. is he learning many, many more. that's what happens when you are the u.n. secretary general. >> by the way, he is like a year and a half into his second
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five-year term. 2016. >> 2016, and then after that we'll see what happens. but he has been in public life much of his adult life, so -- >> so when we go to break, you're going to give me the skinny on how you scored. that's awesome. >> i will. >> alino cho. >> back in a moment with something remarkable with regards to cancer patients and how eating well can really change things. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. romney: "it's time to stand up to the cheaters" vo: tough on china? not mitt romney. when a flood of chinese tires threatened a thousand american jobs... it was president obama who stood up to china and protected american workers. mitt romney attacked obama's decision... said standing up to china was "bad for the nation and our workers." how can mitt romney take on the cheaters...
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as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios eight years ago fabian was diagnosed with cancer and with that all the other problems. he lost his appetite, monthing tasted the way it used to before he got sick. finally foods that he could actually eat was critical. he needed eat to stay strong and
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beat this thing. he did, and now fabian and his mom are using their success, of course, to help other people do the same. sanjay is back right now with this story in today's human factor. >> reporter: fabian is what you would call an old soul. he has always been advanced. when he was 10, he won a writing contest that gave him an opportunity to interview first lady laura bush. he has been constantly challenging himself, but at age 11 fabian faced his biggest challenge of all. he was diagnosed with stage three hodgkins lymphoma. >> then it becomes a blur. just tests and all kinds of scans and they put me in surgery. >> reporter: his mother, danielle watched fabian go from a happy, healthy boy to a very sick child. >> there's no greater nightmare. he was left more ill as a result of the treatments, you know, the rebuilding was such a journey getting him back his strength back and his health back. >> with chemotherapy and radiation treatments, fabian
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began to lose his appetite. his mother became frustrated looking for new ways to feed her son. the things he used to like no longer tasted any good. so danielle kept experimenting with foods, cooking things he would eat, but were also healthy for him so he could fight the cancer. >> it still boils down to the fact that you can do it or you can't do it. we're going to do it. so we got to do the best way we can. >> it's been nearly ten years since fabian's diagnosis, and after a year of treatment and countless follow-up visits, he remains cancer-free. >> do you like blueberries? his mom is now a certified nutritionist who teaches other families how to cook healthy meals that taste good for children who have cancer. some of her recipes can now be found in a cook book entitled "happily hungry" which danielle and fabian collaborated on because there's so little information to help children with cancer eat healthier during their treatment. >> you have to look at it as an opportunity to rebuild them in
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the best way possible. >> reporter: the book is full of colorful recipes designed with a child in mind. you just categorize by a symptom describing why each recipe is important. they hope the dishes will help children get well just like they did for fabian. today fabian is a senior at temple university in philadelphia studying film. he is back to challenging himself by graduating from college next may at the age of 19. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn. >> thank you, sanjay. i have some sad news to bring your way. andy williams, the man who rose to fame with songs like "moon river" has died. ♪ moon river wider than a mile ♪ >> still love that song. andy was 84 years old, and he had been fighting bladder cancer for about a year now. he began his solo singing career back in 1952 and in 1962 he started this, the andy